You’ll want to read this timely and informative survey about finding qualified construction workers in 2019. OE has posted a number of articles and highlighted a variety of events we are involved in for construction workforce development. In addition, OE and other contractors in our industry continue to raise employee pay along with bonuses and benefits. We have seen double digit pay and benefit increases for qualified and experienced field and office related positions here in Colorado. Along with the uptick in employee compensation many of us are providing even more employee training, including safety related topics and for OE, computer and technology topics revolving around the use of GPS, drone, 3-D modeling and machine control technology in the field. Let’s all work together to make sure we are committed to investing in our workforce and embracing innovation; collaboration and knowledge are the key to success.
79% of construction firms plan to expand head count in 2019, but most are also worried about their ability to find qualified workers
Seventy-nine percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2019, but an almost equal percentage are worried about their ability to locate and hire qualified workers, according to the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. The findings are detailed in the survey, check out this link to access the survey – 2019 Construction Workforce Survey
These results stand out in a survey of more than 1,300 contractors that the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Sage released on January 2, 2019. Questionnaires were sent to AGC members on November 7, the day after the 2018 elections, and results were received as recently as December 17, 2018.
About the survey –
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. Over 27,000 firms, including more than 7,000 of America’s leading general contractors, nearly 9,000 specialty-contracting firms and almost 11,000 service providers and suppliers are associated with AGC through a nationwide network of chapters. Visit the AGC Web site at http://www.agc.org.
Sage energizes the success of businesses and their communities around the world through the use of smart technology and the imagination of our people. Sage has reimagined business and brings energy, experience and technology to inspire our customers to fulfil their dreams. We work with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers who drive the global economy. Sage is a FTSE 100 company with 14,000 employees in 24 countries. For more information about our construction-specific technology, visit http://www.sagecre.com.